The successful streak of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to be like set to proceed via the by-polls, the place her Trinamool Congress is on monitor to wrest two seats gained by the BJP within the April-Could state polls. The social gathering is forward in all 4 seats the place by-elections had been held.
The elections in Dinhata and Santipur had been seen as a status battle for the BJP, which is at present grappling with an exodus of MLAs and senior leaders.
Elections to Dinhata seat — a part of north Bengal’s Cooch Behar, seen as a BJP stronghold — turned needed because the BJP’s Nisith Pramanik resigned after he took over because the junior house minister on the Centre.
The Trinamool can also be main in Santipur, which turned vacant after BJP MP Jagannath Sarkar resigned from the meeting.
Now, the Trinamool has began celebrating in Dinhata as social gathering candidate Udayan Guha is forward by greater than 91,000 votes.
So as to add to the mirth within the Trinamool camp, the BJP appears to be like set to complete third in Khardah, manner behind even the CPM.
Khardah is the seat the place former Kolkata Mayor Sovandeb Chattopadhyay is contesting. Mr Chattopadhyay had given up the Bhawanipore seat in Kolkata for Mamata Banerjee, who needed to get elected into the meeting inside six months of the state elections following her defeat from Nandigram.
The addition of one other 4 seats will add to the Trinamool’s report tally of 213 seats within the state elections. For the BJP, it might be additional lack of face in a state the place it unleashed its mammoth election equipment within the hopes of wresting the state from Ms Banerjee with greater than 200 seats.